Safety Officer Quits Amid Threats To Himself And His FamilyPeter Houghton
Oxford United Safety Officer, Ian Mixter, has left his position as Safety Officer at the Kassam Stadium following threats to his personal safety and that of his family from a section of supporters.
Ian is a member of the Association and a well-respected practitioner in the Football Safety industry and it is unlikely that his decision would have been taken lightly. It does however highlight the additional pressure we work under both on match days and non-match days.
The FSOA understands that the threats were delivered in person and online. There have been a number of recent issues between the Club and a section of its fans and threats to Ian appear to be a risk too far.
The Club’s website had this to say….
There was also coverage in Oxford’s local newspaper….